Non-conventional technologies for the manufacturing of anti-intrusion bars

@article{Strano2010NonconventionalTF,
  title={Non-conventional technologies for the manufacturing of anti-intrusion bars},
  author={Matteo Strano and Valerio Mussi and Michele Monno},
  journal={International Journal of Material Forming},
  year={2010},
  volume={3},
  pages={1111-1114}
}
Design and manufacturing issues are here studied about the production of hollow structures made of an outer high resistance skin and a metal foam filler. These structures can be very useful as reinforcements against lateral impacts of vehicles. In car bodies, at the waistline or door height, the available space is very limited. Compact bars with light weight, high energy absorption efficiency and limited maximum deflection (i.e. high maximum load) are required. The skin of the proposed… 
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